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Aug 5, 2009 12:06 PM

Different Soft Drinks

I've been eating at a new Turkish place here in Montreal and drinking Cola Tuka, Çamlıca ( Like sprite or 7 up) and Tamek brand Sour Cherry Nectar.

What different soft drinks have you come across?

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  1. Coke in Germany earlier this year.

    1. When I was small I occasionally drank Vimto, a noxious concoction of berry and spice flavors that tasted more medicinal than pleasant.

      Green River is peculiar to the Chicago area and while it is supposedly a neon-colored lime-flavored drink, its flavor was something decidedly different. The Latin neighborhoods traded in Mexican Jarritos, Malta Goya (malt-flavored soda) and a sangria soda which was very sweet and kept me from trying the real thing until I was of age.

      In Spain there's Kas (I drink the diet version) with a very refreshing flavor.

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      1. re: JungMann

        Vimto was one of a number of "grown-up" drinks that were developed in the early 20th century in response to the growing popularlity of the temperance movement in north west England. Until about ten years ago, it was still made at a factory five minutes drive from me.

        Vimto diluted with hot water remains a popular "medicine" alleviating the symptoms of colds, flu, cholera and international conflict. Personally, I would require politicians the world over to start their day with a mug of Vimto and hot. The world would be a better place.

        1. re: JungMann

          a few places in Hawaii (most notably Byron's by the Honolulu airport) have green river. And yes, it is a unique flavor, and turns your tongue such a pretty shade of green.

          1. re: JungMann

            Yes - green river is sickly sweet. Lime? I don't detect much lime in it at all - but it's a kid's treat. Jarritos tamarindo or sandia...what could be better if you don't have a six pack of Pacifico to wash down a few or five, or six char grilled steak tacos with firey salsa or pico de gallo.

          2. Rolyier brand Tarragon flavored soda. Inca Kola (Peruvian), which to me tastes like bubble gum.

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            1. re: Sam D.

              Was in Peru long time ago for a few days, did the Inca Kola pisco thing, bad, bad, bad. Hangover worse, worse, worse!

              1. re: E Eto

                I'm not looking for the "Best Soft Drink Ever". But the most different wierdest or unusual. To those of us in North America at least.

                Thank you though.

                1. re: bigfellow

                  Coca-Cola has a tasting room in the front part of EPCOT, "showcasing" a lot of products they make around the world. It's there that I had my first (& only) sip of Beverly. I didn't know that you can make a soft drink out of camel urine.

                      1. re: cavandre

                        I couldn't remember the name! I had some at the Coca-Cola plant in Atlanta, and I <gulp> hate to disagree with you but I liked it!

                        I have this strange taste for bitter, and I found it a refreshing change from the super-sweet soda. :-]

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                I'd responded to bigfellow's OP , not the further explanation that what was wanted was something weird to North Americans. I have no idea what you might find weird.